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Condenser   /kəndˈɛnsər/   Listen

An electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge.  Synonyms: capacitance, capacitor, electrical condenser.
An apparatus that converts vapor into liquid.
A hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat.
Lens used to concentrate light on an object.  Synonym: optical condenser.

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"Condenser" Quotes from Famous Books

... would be no small task, and reference to the more important only can be here made. Compressed air for transmitting power, forced draft for boilers by means of centrifugal blowers, steam boilers of new and improved types, the surface condenser for marine engines, the location of the engines of a ship for war purposes below the water line, the steam fire-engine, the design and construction of the "Novelty" (a locomotive for the Rainhill contest in 1829, when Stephenson's "Rocket" was awarded the prize, though Ericsson, heavily handicapped ...
— Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV • John Lord

... arrangement of the ordinary jet condenser, B, air pump, D, and hot well, E, with the surface condenser, F, and the valves, H K, and L, as shown and described, so that the change from the use of the jet condenser can be made ...
— Scientific American, Vol. 17, No. 26 December 28, 1867 • Various

... food. One of the men had his wife with him, and she imported chickens and later even ducks which never, however, set web-foot in water. And they had a garden because they decided they were so in need of green vegetables. They turned a little priceless water from the condenser into the garden; but not enough for the vegetables and too much for the accountant's books. After estimating that the one undersized cabbage they raised cost them L65 worth of water, ...
— Herbert Hoover - The Man and His Work • Vernon Kellogg

... PIPES, ETC.—No steam discharge or exhaust, blow-off or drip pipe shall connect with the sewer or the house drain, leader, soil pipe, waste or vent pipe. Such pipes shall discharge into a tank or condenser, from which suitable outlet to the sewer shall be made. Such condenser shall be supplied with water, to help condensation and help protect the sewer, and shall also be supplied with relief vent to carry ...
— Elements of Plumbing • Samuel Dibble

Words linked to "Condenser" :   distributer, condense, electrolytic capacitor, Leiden jar, lense, trimming capacitor, still, electrical distributor, electrical circuit, setup, electrical device, electric circuit, apparatus, circuit, Leyden jar, lens, electrolytic, distributor, trimmer, coil, capacitance, lens system, bypass capacitor

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